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Criminal defense: Florida man charged with child neglect

When police become involved in an event, it can often become more complicated. A person may think that he or she is not bothering anyone else, but others may feel the need to call the police over a given situation. If warranted, police officers may take a person into custody, and that individual may end up focused on preparing a criminal defense.

It was recently reported that a Florida father was taken into custody for allegedly abandoning his child. Apparently, individuals at a campsite saw a toddler alone at a neighboring site and believed the father to have abandoned the child. As a result, campers contacted police. When police arrived, the father was back at the campsite with the child. Officers approached the man's tent and asked him to come out, but the man reportedly refused.

Officers pulled the man from the tent, and they also claimed he smelled of alcohol. The man allegedly tried to pull away from officers while they tried to place him under arrest. The child was reportedly wearing a dirty diaper, had multiple mosquito bites and seemed to not have eaten "in a while." The father is currently facing charges for child neglect and resisting arrest.

Obviously, many details regarding this incident were not disclosed, and the man will undoubtedly want to give his side of the story. He may wish to include this information as part of his criminal defense presentation. As he prepares for his Florida court hearings, he may wish to determine what defense avenues may best suit his particular circumstances.

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